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Favorite Anime character archetypes (when done right)

Discussion in 'Alternate Animé & Manga Discussion' started by matt0044, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. matt0044

    matt0044 Well-Known Member

    Title says it all. I personally can like any one of them if I'm able to get into the show and the characters themselves but what are your favorites if you have one?
  2. Jolteon91

    Jolteon91 iDOLM@STER Fanboy

    I love tsunderes, from Kurisu to Taiga, I love 'em all.
  3. Jb

    Jb Tsun in the streets


  4. Jolteon91

    Jolteon91 iDOLM@STER Fanboy

  5. Xionea

    Xionea Half a centaur

    I prefer tsunderes, but one yandere always takes the cake: Gasai Yuno. You gotta love her.
  6. Zazie

    Zazie So 1991

    The spineless loser lead guy in romantic comedies.

    I am sure most of you are think, "how can anyone like that guy?" I can see your point, as the character archetype is usually pulled off terribly. But when done right, like Godai from Maison Ikkoku, they actually are sympathetic and relatable. Sadly the character type, like most archetypes in modern anime for that matter, has been exaggerated to the point of near parody, so it is rarely done right.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2012
  7. Charizard Champion#06

    Charizard Champion#06 Spiral Warrior

    I don't know if this is even an archetype but: The Boastful Man

    If done wrong they can seem like an arrogant jerk but in the cases of Kamina or Rider from Fate/Zero they're downright inspiring.
  8. Shinku

    Shinku neko, desu~

    The insane villain~ the type who laughs madly, has bulging wide eyes, is insanely deluded, mocks everyone and has fun whilst aimlessly slaughtering civillians~

    You can't help but hate and like them at the same time xD

    ...they're secretly the type of person I want to be <.<
  9. RLinksoul

    RLinksoul Well-Known Member

    Another for the tsundere-train over here. Though I prefer them when they're not constantly enraged and violent, especially when said violence is done in an overly comedic way.
  10. Charizard Champion#06

    Charizard Champion#06 Spiral Warrior

    Adding to the chain of traps.


    Peppo from Gankutsuou. Best part? Nagisa Furukawa's voice.
  11. SphealsFTW

    SphealsFTW Money is the anthem!

    Yanderes and Yangires.
    See: Mirai Nikki & Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni.
  12. Jolteon91

    Jolteon91 iDOLM@STER Fanboy

  13. Charizard Champion#06

    Charizard Champion#06 Spiral Warrior

    Oh man, I love that scene.
  14. Jolteon91

    Jolteon91 iDOLM@STER Fanboy

    One of my favourite scenes from Steins;Gate, it's just awesome.
  15. matt0044

    matt0044 Well-Known Member

    What about Genki Girls? Those cute bundles of energy like Sapphire Oak from PokeSpe. I love 'em (not in THAT way but I find them adorable like a box of kittens).

    As for traps, I may never figure out how and why they'd dress up so much like girls that they're indistinguishable from a real girl. It's so uncanny and mind boggling. Whoever they are should have careers acting.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  16. Remmie

    Remmie Here I go!

    I like emotionless girls, like Black Rock Shooter or those with a split personnality like Solva in Needless. She's cute and charming outside but inside she's a sadist and lady-swears-a-lot. Or cute and psycho if you prefer. Here's a video made by a guy who got all my respect. Ok the first seconds are a bit off but watch it completely and you'll see Solva switching from normal to battle. One of the best amv on a character that I saw on Youtube.
  17. Crimsonlink

    Crimsonlink Crimson Champion

    The aloof genius characters. They usually have a arrogant side to them and can't stand being wrong. Its fun seeing them act all superior because they really are until plot power kicks in for the dumb main to catch up.
  18. Freya

    Freya Noam Chompsky

    I am a fool for Yandere. Something about the raw passion behind the trait is such a turn on. I tend to also find alot of tsundere's and tsundere behavior adorable. I find yangire a tad overrated, but I enjoy it from time to time in appropriate doses.
  19. Airi-Chan

    Airi-Chan Falling Roses

    mhh...I like Tsundere, Kuudere, and Moe characters. Trip seems the type of Kuudere, and Iris seems the type of Tsundere
  20. Yuppirox

    Yuppirox hello

    I like characters who are just laid-back and all smiles that (usually) have a hidden wisdom to them. Tsunderes are also cute, though I prefer them mild hehe.

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